Daniel Lee Harris
1st President of the Republic of Australia
| In office|
24th July 2008 – present
|Preceded by||Position Established|
|Born|| December 22, 1975|
|Residence||Presidential Palace, Melbourne|
|Alma mater||University of Melbourne|
Daniel Lee Harris (b. December 22, 1975) is the current and second President of the Republic of Australia, having taken office on the 24th July 2008 following victory in the 2008 Presidential elections.
Harris was born in Melbourne in 1975. His parents, Ann Aboran and Damien Lee Harris were born in Sydney but moved to Melbourne after Ann became pregnant with her only child, Daniel. His father Damien was a sculpture and his mother Ann was a receptionist for a local bank. He attended a local school just 200 meters from his home. Harris enjoyed school very much and his grades were often superior to his classmates. At the age of 17, he went on to study Politics in Melbourne University and graduated a few years later.
After graduating from university with a degree in politics, Harris began a career in politics. He was elected to the parliament(now known as Congress) in 2003 and remained there until 2006.
During the British-Australian war, Harris retired with his family to a cabin they owned in the Northern Territory. It was there he met his wife, Rose Jones. It was also there that his father Damien was killed, while out collecting wood for the fire. He was mauled by a bear his body was completely torn apart.
In the aftermath of the war, Harris returned to Melbourne along with his fiancee, Rose. They pair soon got married and Rose gave birth to a boy who they named Damien, after Daniels father. Harris soon returned to politics and after his party nominated him for the 2008 Presidential elections, he led a successful campaign before becoming the second President of the Republic.